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  12/3/2015: FUNNY FILMS FOR TRAINING
An Australian psychologist and business training specialist has invented a somewhat dysfunctional company, Cutting Edge Communications based in Los Angeles, and staffed it with characters who appear in a series of short case study comedies – 100 completed and 50 more in the works – trying to resolve typical workplace issues.
  12/3/2015: HEATH LEDGER SCHOLARSHIP OPEN
Applications are now open for the seventh annual AiF Heath Ledger Scholarship offering talented young Aussie actors the opportunity to further their career internationally with professional development opportunities in the United States.
  12/3/2015: WHOEVER WAS USING THIS BED ON KICKSTARTER
Andrew Kotatko has directed the short film adaptation of Raymond Carver's story Whoever Was Using This Bed in Sydney. The film was financed by Altaire Productions and Midnight Coffee Films without any government support and the filmmakers have just launched a Kickstarter campaign for the post-production.
  16/4/2015: CANNES TO OPEN WITH FILM BY FEMALE DIRECTOR – A FIRST
For the first time in the history of the Festival de Cannes, a film by a female director will open the Festival. La Tête haute, by Frenchwoman, Emmanuelle Bercot, will open the 68th edition of the Festival de Cannes on Wednesday 13 May.
  16/4/2015: HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS & FILM FEST TO OPEN WITH AUSTRALIAN DOCO
Seeking to move and actively engage audiences on human rights issues, the Human Right Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) is thrilled to announce its full 2015 program that consists of an impressive and entertaining line up of film, arts and forums.
  16/4/2015: ISABELLA ROSSELLINI TO PRESIDE CANNES JURY 2015
  16/4/2015: NOMINATIONS IN THE 2015 AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS GUILD AWARDS ANNOUNCED
  16/4/2015: RECORD SEASON FOR 2015 ALLIANCE FRANCAISE FRENCH FILM FEST
The current season of the Alliance Française French Film Festival has emerged as the most successful in the Festival’s proud 26-year history. Australians have embraced this celebration of French cinema and to date, 2015 has seen audience figures soar from the Festival’s 2014 attendance of 130,000 to 155,000, indicating an overall increase of 19%. And with the Festival still continuing to screen around the country, it’s likely the final figures will be even more buoyant.
 
  23/4/2015: CRAIG MONAHAN – RECIPICIENT OF ADG/DGA FINDERS AWARD FOR HIS FEATURE FILM HEALING
Director Craig Monahan has been announced as the recipient of the prestigious ADG/DGA Finders Award for his feature film HEALING, to be presented at the upcoming Australian Directors Guild Awards on May 8, 2015.
  23/4/2015: JURY FOR 68TH FESTIVAL DE CANNES ANNOUNCED
Joining Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, the two Presidents of the Jury of the 68th Festival de Cannes are seven key figures in world cinema from Canada, Spain, the United States, France, Mali, Mexico and the United Kingdom, who will select the prize winners. Prizes will be announced on stage during the Festival Closing Ceremony on Sunday May 24.
  23/4/2015: NOW ADD HONEY TO PREMIERE IN ARKANSAS
Gristmill (Upper Middle Bogan, The Librarians and the upcoming children’s TV series Little Lunch), is proud to announce that its debut feature film, NOW ADD HONEY, will have its world premiere at the Bentonville Film Festival in Arkansas, USA in May.
 
  30/4/2015: 2015 FESTIVAL DE CANNES COMPLETES OFFICIAL SELECTION
The 68th Festival de Cannes has completed its Official Selection with the inclusion of the following films:
  30/4/2015: BLADERUNNER FINAL CUT RETURNS TO BIG SCREEN
One of the most critically acclaimed and influential science fiction masterpieces returns to the big screen!
  30/4/2015: GOOD PITCH2 AUSTRALIA 2015 SELECTS SIX FEATURE DOCOS
The world’s leading forum for social impact documentary returns to the Sydney Opera House, September 16, 2015
 
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